Old Radio program.
November 19, 2013
Who are Vic and Sadie?
Every uploader should at least Google the show so they can say what it's about. Here's what I found.
Vic and Sade were a married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Gook, who lived a quiet life in a mid-western town. Sounds like Fibber McGee and Molly? No. Vic and Sade were much quieter. For the entire run of this wonderful show, Art Van Harvey played Vic, and Bernadine Flynn was Sade. One man was creator and writer, Paul Rhymer. He was likened to Norman Rockewell in the way he created a magically simple, perfect and heartwarming image of a typical American day-to-day life. The oddest normal things seem to happen all the time. And the names of everybody are like W.C. Fields not to mention what everybody says. The talk is golden.
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Arthur Van HarveyTheir adopted son, Rush, played by Bill Idelson and Vic and Sade were the only voices on the show for years. The action, what there was of it, always took place in their house. The sounds in the house, especially the phone, were the only things heard other than their conversations.
In 1940, a new character, Uncle Fletcher, was forced on the scene, as Art Van Harvey had a heart attack, so Vic was unavailable. He is an odd-duck, and his conversations are unlike any other in modern fiction. For Vic and Sade was considered by some of the finest writers of the time as classic literature so said Ray Bradbury, James Thurber, and Ogden Nash. Nash compared the writer, Paul Rhymer with Mark Twain. The show was a favorite of the Jordans, who did Fibber McGee and Molly, and Carlton E. Morse and his team who did I Love a Mystery. In fact, One Man's Family is probably the great classic of family serial drama, and Carlton Morse created that show.